Masara, aka: Masāra, Masarā, Māsara; 3 Definition(s)


Masara means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

A hill from which the masaragalla stones are obtained. See Rhys Davids, Milinda Trs.i.117, n.6.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Masarā (मसरा).—A kind of pulse.

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Masāra (मसार).—An emerald; मसारताराक्षि ससारमात्मना (masāratārākṣi sasāramātmanā) N.9.14 and मसारमालावलितोरणां पुरम् (masāramālāvalitoraṇāṃ puram) ibid.16.122; चन्द्रमसारचितां श्रियम् (candramasāracitāṃ śriyam) Haravijaya 5.47.

Derivable forms: masāraḥ (मसारः).

See also (synonyms): masāraka.

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Māsara (मासर).—

1) The scum of boiled rice, rice-gruel.

2) The meal of parched barley mixed with sour milk.

Derivable forms: māsaraḥ (मासरः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Masāra (मसार).—m.

(-raḥ) An emerald. E. masa weight, to go or get, aff. aṇ; also with kan added masāraka; in some places it seems to be confounded with another gem of a blue colour, perhaps the sapphire.

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Māsara (मासर).—m.

(-raḥ) The scum of boiled-rice. E. mas to measure, aff. aran, and the vowel made long.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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